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Cultural grant applications available

September 23, 2016
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Applications are now available for the 2017 Boston Cultural Council Grants from the Boston Cultural Commission, according to a press release. More than $450,000 will be awarded to organizations and projects in Boston that address the goals of the Boston Creates Cultural Plan. The Boston Creates Cultural Plan was created out of a year-long...

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Real Estate Today: State of the market

September 23, 2016
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While the JP real estate market has been strong this year, the September rental season saw a slight decline, according to real estate agent Rachael Kulik at JP Rentals. She says that in general, more and more people have become interested in Jamaica Plain, and prices have consistently been rising. Kulik provides an example...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee green lights another Goddard House approval

September 9, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee ultimately approved on Aug. 24 the proposed development at the old Goddard House building on South Huntington Ave with a close 5-4 vote, despite some neighbors’ disapproval. The project had already been approved by the JPNC Zoning Committee and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), but needs...

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Comité de zonificación de JPNC aprueba otro proyecto para Goddard House

September 9, 2016
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El 24 de agosto, el Comité de Zonificación de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) aprobó un propuesto desarrollo para el antiguo edificio Goddard House en la Avenida South Huntington con un voto apretada de 5-4, a pesar de la desaprobación de algunos vecinos. El proyecto ya se había aprobado por el Comité y por...

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Zoning Committee postpones vote on McBride St. project

September 9, 2016
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The 14-16 McBride project was discussed at the Aug. 24 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting, but was not approved or denied. With a ticking clock, the council finished discussing the Goddard House project and had only 30 minutes to review and discuss the 14-16 McBride St. proposal. Developer Stephen Ballas presented...

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Effort underway to bring JP a dog park after City shuts down Beecher Street

August 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain dog owners and City Councilor Matt O’Malley are taking actions to establish a legal dog park in the neighborhood, potentially on the Southwest Corridor Park, after the City shut down the informal dog space at the Beecher Street Park. The effort comes following the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) recent removal...

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Santander donates funds to Urban Edge

August 26, 2016
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Urban Edge recently received a $35,000 grant from Santander Bank to supplement its Homeowner and Financial Education program, according to a press release. The program offers first-time homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention counseling and student loan counseling. Santander’s funding is through its charitable grant program, which supports initiatives in financial education, neighborhood revitalization, small business...

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Jackson Sq. Site III approved

August 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) during its Aug. 11 meeting approved Site III of the Jackson Square redevelopment. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) with their partner The Community Builders (TCB) are the developers for the Site III project. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square are being redeveloped by a team...

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BRA board approves City Realty’s Washington St. development

August 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its Aug. 11 meeting approved the controversial development proposal for 3193 Washington St. City Realty’s plan for a 40-unit development at 3193 Washington St. will now head to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals, as it needs several variances to be approved. The development at 3193 Washington...

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City ends off-leash Beecher Street dog park

August 12, 2016
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has announced that because of complaints, the Beecher Street Park is no longer to be used as a space for dogs to run off-leash. The site has been used as an unofficial dog park for many years. Meanwhile, Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley wrote a letter to...

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